Fighting for Peace in Rio

On a stormy afternoon in Rio, one of my last days in the country, I was lucky to be invited to an NGO called Fight For Peace. I learnt more about the social enterprise clothing brand that has sprung up from inside it.

In one of favelas that has not yet been pacified by government and military operations, I met founder and CEO, Luke Dowdney.

The following is a preview of article that I was asked to write about my social enterprise experience in Brazil for the Guardian.  Continue reading

Education is the key to Conservation – Parque Das Aves

Part of the success of Parque Das Aves is down to the amazing the staff they employ.  The Environmental Education Coordinator for the park, Juliana Ebling, is also the President of the Brazilian Environmental Educators Association, and affiliated with the Government policy makers.

Along with Park Director, Carmel Croukamp, I found out more about how education is key to conservation and sustainability.  Continue reading